Stoughton Police Make Drunk Driving Arrest After Woman Allegedly Drives Through Backyard

Stoughton Police Logs, Dec. 24, 2012 - Jan. 1, 2013.

The following information is from the Stoughton Police logs. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.


OUI Arrest

A Brockton woman was arrested New Year's Day for drunk driving after allegedly driving through the backyard of a Stoughton home.

A caller reported to Stoughton Police that she heard a loud noise and then saw a vehicle driving through the backyard of her Ryan Rd. home at 5:53 a.m. Jan. 1.

Police stopped the vehicle nearby, at the intersection of Sumner St. and Orchard Rd.

Maria Lopes, 56, of Brockton, was arrested, charged with operating under the influence of liquor and operating a motor vehicle negligently to endanger, as well as two counts of leaving the scene of property damage.


Hit and Run Arrest

Stoughton Police received a call at 3:26 p.m. on Dec. 31 starting that a truck hit her vehicle and "took off south on Park St." It was later determined that the hit-and-run incident occurred in Brockton near the Foxy Lady, according to the log.

Stoughton Police caught up to the truck on Sharon St. near Cobbs Corner, arresting the driver.

Julius A. McClean, 49, of Walnut St. in Stoughton, was charged with failure to stop for a police officer while operating a motor vehicle; operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration; unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; and unsafe operating of a motor vehicle.



Police received a request for a harassment order at 6:40 a.m. on Jan. 1 from a female on Central St. who reported receiving harassing phone calls from a Brockton man.

Wayne Souza, 52, of Brockton, received a summons, charged with criminal harassment; threat to commit a crime; annoying telephone calls; and stalking.

The log reports the harassment order was faxed over to Brockton Police to be served at 9 a.m. on Jan 1. 

At 10:31 that same morning, Souza was arrested for allegedly violating this harassment order.

Stoughton Police received a call that Souza drove by the woman's home on Central St. in a white Hyundai.

The vehicle was stopped in Canton by a Sharon police officer, the log states.

Souza was charged with stalking; violating a harassment prevention order; criminal harassment; threat to commit a crime; and annoying telephone calls.


Breaking and Entering

Stoughton Police received a call Dec. 30 at 9:26 p.m. reporting that a candle was lit in the window of a vacant house at 223 Pleasant St. with foot prints leading up to the door.

Police responded and found a male located in the house. Andrew Shea, 33, of Clapp St. in Stoughton, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering into a building at night for a felony.


Counterfeit Money

  • Stoughton Police received a call at 12:17 a.m. on Dec. 28 from an employee at Alex's at 584 Washington St. that a patron passed counterfeit bills, the log states. Helton Pina, 27, of Brockton, was arrested and charged with three counts of uttering a counterfeit note and possessing a counterfeit note. He also had three outstanding warrants.
  • Stoughton Police were called to the Taco Bell/KFC at 265 Washington St. in Stoughton at 7:38 p.m. on Dec. 24 to investigate the possible use of counterfeit money. Edward L. Comeau, 28, of Walpole, received a summons, charged with two counts of uttering a counterfeit note.



Stoughton Police received a call at 11:04 a.m. on Dec. 28 reporting that approximately 15 to 20 minutes prior to the call, a male was observed by employees removing property from Oh Brug at 181 Tosca Dr.

The suspect was described as a white male 30 to 40-years-old. He allegedly placed the property in the trunk of silver vehicle.

The company has recorded video of the alleged incident, according to the log.

Francisco Lopes, 36, of Fall River, received a summons, charged with larceny under $250.


Auto Theft

A caller reported that his vehicle had been stolen to Stoughton Police at 2:22 p.m. on Dec. 28.

The caller stated he gave a ride to three unknown parties from Brockton. The group arrived at the Shaw's in Stoughton at 666 Washington St., where the driver briefly left his vehicle, a 2003 green Ford Explorer. Upon returning, the driver found the vehicle missing.

However, the caller did not file a report, the log states, since the unknown parties who took his vehicle sent him a text message that his vehicle was dropped off at Shaw's in Brockton.


Caller Concerned McDonald's Was Not Open

Stoughton Police received a 9-1-1 call at 12:08 a.m. on Dec. 25 (Christmas) stating that the McDonald's drive thru at 422 Washington St. in Stoughton was not open when the sign states it is open 24 hours.

According to the log, the caller was concerned about employees possibly being hurt inside because he saw cups on the floor.

Officers investigated and noted McDonald's was closed at the time.


lowertaxes January 07, 2013 at 02:02 PM
Oh some gems on here this week. So somebody gives a ride to three unknown people from Brockton and then gets out of the car and leaves them in it and is surprised to return to find the car gone. Seriously??? And you have to love the guy who calls 911 to report that the 24 hour McDonalds is closed on Christmas Day.


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